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The Warehouse Presents DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES

Félix González-Torres, Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1987-1990, Dallas Museum of Art, fractional gift of The Rachofsky Collection

 

DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES

July 10 – December 29, 2017

 

In the short story “William Wilson,” Edgar Allan Poe presents the sinister tale of a character who from his childhood encounters a figure that resembles him in every way. The apparition haunts him with similitude and repetition—until it turns out to be himself. It is the doppelgänger, or double, a recurring figure in literature (from Dostoyevsky to Borges) and in all the arts. The very act of representing oneself or the other can be understood as creating parallel realities, thus doubles of those in which we live.

 

The exhibition DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES takes this literary figure as a starting point to create an inventory of artworks in which alterity and duplicity are manifested. In a succession of galleries, the theme is developed into different groupings of works—from forms of representation that occur through replicas, shadowing, and mirroring to logical-formal exercises that are expressed by the use of halves and doubles in geometric abstraction. Works from the African and ancient American art collections at the Dallas Museum of Art have been incorporated into the show and bring complexity to the role of representation and representatives in object making throughout art history.

 

The title of the exhibition involves a play on words drawn from three languages: English (the de facto national language), Spanish (the language of the Other), and Portuguese (my language). Doubles (the original term), dobros (Portuguese for “two times something”), pliegues (Spanish for “folds,” or, in Portuguese, dobras, the feminine counterpart of dobros), pares (“pairs”), twins, and mitades (“halves”).

 

DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, Collection of Marguerite and Robert Hoffman, Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Deedie Rose, and Jennifer and John Eagle.

 

Rodrigo Moura

Exhibition Curator

Art of Examination Spring 2017 Course at UT Southwestern Medical School

Medical students in the UT Southwestern – UT Dallas course Art of Examination are on the go this semester learning how to look at art using the collections of Dallas’s premier art collections. Classes having been taking place between The Dallas Museum of Art, The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Clements Hospital. Lessons address mindfulness, collaboration, and interpretation with exercises on slowing down to spend time looking at works of art, looking and communicating as a team, and creating multiple interpretations to generate new ideas.

Art of Examination students practice close looking at The Warehouse

Art of Examination students practice close looking at The Warehouse

 

Mindfulness in action in the Art of Examination medical school course

Mindfulness in action in the Art of Examination medical school course

The Art of Examination is a preclinical elective focusing on developing skills for clinical diagnosis through looking at works of art. Through experiences with artworks, students in the course improve visual literacy skills, which are the ability to observe, analyze, interpret, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image and relates to both examining patients as well as artworks. The course uses the power of art to promote the analysis and communication necessary in addressing ambiguity in the physical exam and patient interaction.

The Art of Examination is taught by Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, UT Dallas; Heather Wickless, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UTSW; Amanda Blake, Interim Director of Education, Dallas Museum of Art; and Courtney Crothers, UTSW Art Curator.